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Old 07-16-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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I think the same misconception happens with NYC. I knew someone who lived there and he said everything is actually priced just like everywhere else OUTSIDE of Manhattan. He lived in Queens. He said it's actually cheaper there because of competition. Like a Chinese food is around $5.

In Chicago, OUTSIDE of downtown or the "touristy" spots will be cheap, actually the only neighborhoods in Chicago that are expensive are: Lincoln Park and Gold Coast (downtown). In Chicago, my car insurance was actually $20 cheaper. Some of the independent grocery stores do not even tax and their products are cheap already. All the food and groceries are priced just like everywhere else. There's info. flying around that a bottle of water someplace in NYC is like $8. That's probably at a ballgame, they'll charge you what a bar charges for a drink when you could buy a 6 pack for the price of a bar drink.

I think NOLA is just a smaller city to find anything easily which is why I am having a hard time finding one. I did see 2 houses under $30K listed in the trulia, in the Little Woods neighborhood of NOLA but it got snatched up too quick.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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Never would have expected it. While I've been to Chicago I have never lived there. I always expected rent to be astronomically high.

You would be hard pressed to find something decent in New Orleans for $500 a month.
Philadelphia is cheap too. You can live in Center City for about a solid $1100, can't find that in the CBD.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:57 PM
 
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back to houma and lake charles guys...
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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Rent is high in Houma is because of the oil and gas industry. Over half of the people in my complex are affiliated in industry in some way or another. I also know a lot of people who buy campers and rent campground space. It seems to work out well for them.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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yeah but Lake Charles seem cheaper than Houma and Lake Charles also have oil and gas industry. What's considered just outside of Houma? Galliano? Thibodaux?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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yeah but Lake Charles seem cheaper than Houma and Lake Charles also have oil and gas industry. What's considered just outside of Houma? Galliano? Thibodaux?
Yes, as well as Lockport and Raceland.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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yeah but Lake Charles seem cheaper than Houma and Lake Charles also have oil and gas industry. What's considered just outside of Houma? Galliano? Thibodaux?
I'm not local myself, but I do know Houma has quite a lot of shipyard work as well which may have something to do with COL compared to Lake Charles. Shipyard guys do quite well themselves.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Proximity to New Orleans and the airport might have something to do with it as well.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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what are considered suburbs or Houma and what are considered suburbs of Lake Charles? Some place just outside of it and not too far.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Looking For Work? Heavy equipment operators, crane operators, pipeline welding and construction, insulators and of course any profession related to repair of heavy equipment are in high demand in Sulphur, Louisiana right now. Check the Lake Charles American Press classifieds or LAWOrks.net for a full listing of ready to hire jobs in the area right now.

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what are considered suburbs or Houma and what are considered suburbs of Lake Charles? Some place just outside of it and not too far.
Sulphur, Iowa, Vinton, Mossbluff are considered suburbs of Lake Charles with a maximum of a 45 min commute.
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